from 1945 to the present day is a feature of our selection. Of course, record prices for the greats of Austrian avant-garde are achieved at Kinsky, whether for Maria Lassnig, Arnulf Rainer, Markus Prachensky or Wolfgang Hollegha. Important works from the American Pop Art landscape around Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein are as likely to come up for auction as paintings from the German and Austrian group of painters of the New Wild, centred around Rainer Fetting, Gunter Damisch and Siegfried Anzinger. The breaking of taboos and the challenging of conventional ways of seeing represent a thread, extending through the history of contemporary art, and characterised by a multiplicity of expressive techniques and materials.
There are two exclusive auctions per year dedicated to contemporary art.
Mag. Astrid Pfeiffer
Expert for Contemporary Art
Studied journalism, art history and English language and literature at Vienna University, exhibitions and museum planning: She worked for the Verband Österreichischer Galerien Moderner Kunst, and was part of the editorial staff at the art and culture agency, Rapp & Wimberger, Vienna; she was an editor for Austrian art and culture for many years. She has been with im Kinsky since 2009.
Mag. Christoph la Garde
Managing Partner, Expert for Contemporary Art
After graduation at the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna, Christoph joined the Professional Services Industry. In the last 15+ years he held management roles as Senior Client Partner and Managing Director at KORN FERRY, the world leading Executive Search company. Art collector and expert in Contemporary Art. Since 2017 he has been acting as Managing Director and stakeholder in Auction house im Kinsky.